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Tey says docs requested from NUS will prove he made false confessions to CPIB

He told the court that he had been treated in a "certain" manner during interrogation. -ST
Walter Sim

Mon, Jan 14, 2013
The Straits Times

LAW professor Tey Tsun Hang said yesterday that documents he had requested from the National University of Singapore (NUS) will prove that confessions he made to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) were false.

In particular, he referred to three sets of documents.

The first was the full results and rankings for Ms Darinne Ko's cohort of the equity and trusts class he taught.

Tey said this will be used later in the trial when CPIB officers are called to the stand.

He told the court that he had been treated in a "certain" manner during interrogation, and as a result signed "not one, but several confessions".

These included one that indicated he had "corruptly exchanged a more favourable grade... for Ms Ko in exchange for sex from her". As a result, she went from "either grade D or perhaps E, or merely pass or borderline fail, to grade B+", he said.

The second and third sets of documents were the complete result transcripts of his former students Elaine Chew and Colin Seow, also from NUS.

The two were implicated during interrogations as Tey had confessed to CPIB officers that they had also bought gifts for him.

He said: "The defence intends to... rely on such portions of his confession to show that (it was) in fact false."

Tey, who is conducting his own defence, added that during investigations, allegations were made that he had "corruptly extracted sex" from Ms Chew at his office, on the couch that Ms Ko testified about earlier.

Tey's requests for the three documents, however, were denied by Chief District Judge Tan Siong Thye, who did not explain why.

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